Health and safety

Farm Safety Week 2021 19th-23rd July – tune in on Monday as we follow Farm Safety Week 2021

Farming remains one of our country’s most hazardous industries; accounting for 1% of workers but 22% of all worker fatalities (HSE).

In order for farm businesses to stay sustainable, health and safety measures need to be put in place and addressed, particularly in the farming community, as dealing with large machinery can often increase vulnerability to those workers.

The Health and Safety Executive has released the official fatal injuries statistics for 2020/21. Note that the 2020/21 figures remain provisional and will be finalised in July 2022. You can access the data here

Tilly Pass

  • The Tilly trailer Pass offers the opportunity for trailers to be maintained to the legal standard. For further information click here.
  • To ask a question or Book your trailer for a Tilly, email:
  • Download the Head to Tow app here to find the daily checklist for your trailer or find an authorised mechanic to carry out the Tilly Pass annual 18 point inspection on your trailer.

Safe Ag Systems

Safe Ag Systems is a safety management software for agribusiness in Australia. See below some links that are generalised to managing safety in agriculture.

  • How to manage safety in agriculture, click here.
  • 4 Steps in Risk Management to keep S.A.F.E. click here.
  • Why it important to keep record keeping in agriculture current, click here.

Farm Safety Foundation/Yellow Wellies

The Farm Safety Foundation have developed a series of guides that can be downloaded below:

The Farm Safety Partnership

The Farm Safety Partnership has launched its Quarter 3 campaign, with a focus on the safety of children on the farm. Particularly when it comes to children, we all have a responsibility to ensure they’re not put in danger. Farms can be hazardous environments and the risk to children can be higher than other industries. It’s important to remember that children under the age of 13 are prohibited from driving or riding on any agricultural machine. You can find out more about the work of the Farm Safety Partnership here.


Further information on farm safety can be found on the Personal Resilience page under working safely.


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